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“Coming to the Theater” Social Story for The Addams Family

Welcome to First Year Player’s sensory-friendly
performance of The Addams Family at the UVA Student Activities Building. We are so excited that you and your family
are coming to see the show When we arrive at the theater, we will park
at Scott Stadium and walk up to the Student Activities Building… and enter through the doors under the over-hang. Next, we will wait in line to check in. The person at the table will look up your
family’s last name and check that you have reserved tickets. After we sign in, a volunteer will hand us
programs and help us find our seats. In the building, the chairs will be set up
in rows facing the stage. There will also be mats if you’d like to
sit on the floor. We will sit together as a family. Other families will sit in the rows around
us. Then we will wait in our seats for the show
to start. When the show starts, some of the lights in
the building will go off, but a few lights will stay on during the whole show so it won’t
be too dark in the audience. If you need to use the restroom during the
show, the bathrooms are marked at either end of the building. If we need a break during the show, we can
quietly get up from our seats and go to the break area or outside the building. There will be coloring sheets, fidget toys,
and volunteers to keep us company. After the show is over, the lights will come
up and we will stand up from our seats. Some of the actors might come out in their
costumes to talk to the audience. A volunteer will come up to our parents and
us and ask us how we liked the show. When we are ready to leave we will head out
to the parking lot. On the way home, we might talk about what
we liked and didn’t like about the show with our family. Thank you for coming to see The Addams Family. Keep in touch! We hope to see you soon!

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